Integrated Smart Sensors

Design and Calibration

  • Gert van der Horn
  • Johan L. Huijsing

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 1-20
  3. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 21-50
  4. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 51-92
  5. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 93-126
  6. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 127-172
  7. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 173-192
  8. Gert van der Horn, Johan L. Huijsing
    Pages 193-197
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 199-202

About this book


1 1. 1 Introduction The (signal processing and storage) capacity ofthe human brain enables us to become powerful autonomous beings, but only if our brains operate in conjunction with (at least some of) our senses and muscles. Using these organs, we can interact with our environment, learn to adapt, and improve important aspects of our life. Similarly, the signal processing capabilities of modern electronics (computers) could be combined with electronic sensors and actuators to enable interaction with, and adaptation to, the (non-electrical) environment. This willlead to smarter and more powerful automated tools and machines. To facilitate and stimulate such a development, easy-to-use low-cost sensors are needed. The combination of electronic interface functions and a sensor in an integrated smart sensor, that provides a standard, digital, and bus-compatible output, would simplify the connection of sensors to standard electronic signal processors (microcontrollers, computers, etc. ). Currently, the calibration procedure, required for standardization of the sensor output signal level, contributes largely to the production costs of accurate sensors. To enable automation of the calibration procedure, and hence reduce the sensor fabrication costs, a digital calibrationjunction should be included in the smart sensor. INTEGRATED SMART SENSORS: Design and Calibration Introduction 1. 2 Sensors and actuators In industry many processes are electronically controlled. As depicted in Fig.


Modulation Sensor Signal analog analog signal processing automation digital signal processing manufacturing signal processing

Authors and affiliations

  • Gert van der Horn
    • 1
  • Johan L. Huijsing
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5016-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2890-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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